Forthcoming Legislation

Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2019

Effective
to be confirmed

These draft regulations introduce a cap of £95,000 on public sector exit payments associated with loss of employment.

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill

Effective
to be confirmed

This Bill will create a committee to provide rules of court for online proceedings in employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as in civil and family Courts.

The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020

Effective
6 April 2020

These draft regulations introduce a new entitlement for parents who are taking Parental Bereavement Leave and who meet the eligibility requirements to receive a statutory payment while absent from work.

IR35 reform to apply in the private sector

Effective
6 April 2020

A reform to the off-payroll working (IR35) rules that has been introduced in the public sector is to be extended to medium-sized and large companies in the private sector.

Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/724
Effective
6 April 2020

These regulations amend the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 so that agency workers will no longer be able to opt out of their equal pay entitlements.

Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1378
Effective
6 April 2020

These regulations require employers to provide all workers with a written statement of employment particulars on the day employment begins (currently the statement has to be provided within eight weeks).

National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act

Reference
2019, chapter 23
Effective
6 April 2020

This Act introduces a new 13.8% Class 1A Employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) charge to any part of a termination award or payment from a sporting testimonial that is already liable to Income Tax.

ICE arrangements: threshold for request reduced

Effective
6 April 2020

The percentage of employees required for a valid request to set up information and consultation of employees (ICE) arrangements is to be reduced from 10% to 2%.

Providing a key information document to agency workers

Effective
6 April 2020

From 6 April 2020 all agency workers must be given a key information document before agreeing terms with an employment business.

Minimum wage increases from April 2020

Effective
April 2020

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommended increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates

The Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020

Effective
6 April 2020

These draft regulations introduce a new right for bereaved parents who are employees to take up to two weeks’ leave in the event of their child’s death or stillbirth (occurring after 24 weeks of pregnancy).

The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020

Effective
6 April 2020

These draft regulations introduce a new entitlement for parents who are taking Parental Bereavement Leave and who meet the eligibility requirements to receive a statutory payment while absent from work.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Reference
SI 2018/24
Effective
April 2020

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 entitles parents who lose a child under the age of 18 to two weeks' paid leave.

Employment regulations for a smooth Brexit

Effective
EU Exit Day

The following regulations make technical amendments to employment law so that it continues to operate effectively on the day the UK leaves the EU.

Data protection regulations for a smooth Brexit

Effective
EU Exit Day

The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 became law on 28 February 2019 and will come into force on EU Exit Day.